Mangaluru, May 02, 2018: At least nearly 50,000 applications received during the ‘Minchina Nondani’ (special enrolment drive), organised in all polling booths across the district on April 8, to include names or make some changes in the electoral list, about 35,000 voter ID cards have already been distributed and the distribution of the remaining 15,000 will be completed within a week.
Informing media at DK DC office here on May 1, Tuesday, DK DC Senthil appealed the voters to sign the register and receive the voter slips, when the officials or representatives visit homes.
Stating that 58 candidates are in fray in eight assembly constituencies in the district, the DK DC said that all the candidates have been allotted election symbols on April 27.
There are 380 service voters and the same have been sent on April 28. At the same time, steps have been taken to issue postal ballots to officials on election duty, police personnel and election-duty vehicle drivers.
Counting in Bondel : The counting of votes will be held at Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Higher Primary School (Belthangady, Moodbidri and Mangaluru North) and Mahatma Gandhi Centenary PU College (Mangaluru South, Mangaluru, Bantwal, Puttur and Sullia) in Bondel on May 15.
The training for polling officials will be held on May 6, in respective constituencies, said the DC. He added that Central government and bank staff members have been appointed as micro observers in 360 polling booths in the district identified as sensitive booths.
Complaints : A total of 165 complaints pertaining to political parties and candidates have been received and out of them, 160 complaints have been solved, while five are under progress.
Similarly, so far Rs 15,89,500 was seized in cash, of which Rs 8,84,500 was returned to people who produced valid documents. Six vehicles were also seized.
Water woes : To a query on water woes and officials citing ‘election duty’, Senthil said that a separate helpline will be initiated with immediate effect to check water woes.